About Us

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit trade association, offers a variety of tools and services to our members, including legal assistance, advocacy support, marketing resources, training opportunities, networking events, recognition contests and financial grants. We support the news media industry in hundreds of ways and we are here to help you, whether you work in management, editorial, advertising, production, or audience development.

The Association consists of three related entities:

The Association

The mission of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association is to advance the business interests of Pennsylvania news media organizations and to promote a free and independent press.

The Foundation

An independent, non-profit corporation organized as a public foundation. 

Our mission is to provide training and resources to our members, to develop the next generation of readers and journalists, and to educate the public on the importance of the First Amendment and the role of a free press.


The Association’s wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary. 

Our mission is to promote, secure, and simplify the placement of advertising into newspapers and other integrated media.

The History of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association

The Association traces its roots to 1925 when the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers’ Association was granted a charter by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Association functioned under the PNPA name until the late 1990s when its name was shortened to the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association to better reflect that the Association provides services and support to all departments of its member newspapers, not just to publishers. 

In November 2012 the PNA membership voted to change the name to the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. This was done to better represent our membership and reflect the media companies that many of our members have become. 

PNA is the official trade organization for all Pennsylvania newspapers. 

Mid-Atlantic Newspaper Services, Inc., better known as MANSI Media, is PNA’s wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary. MANSI Media works with advertising agencies and direct clients throughout Pennsylvania and across the U.S. to plan and place digital and print advertising in news media outlets, including PNA member publications and websites.

The PNA Foundation, an independent nonprofit corporation organized as a public foundation, provides professional resources and recognition for PNA members, develops the next generation of readers and journalists, and educates the public on the importance of the First Amendment. 

PNA headquarters has been in Harrisburg, PA for most of its ten decades of service. In the 1950s, PNA was the first newspaper trade association of its kind to construct its own headquarters building. The staff worked out of that building until 1998, when growing services and staff size required more space. At that time, the PNA built a state-of-the-art, 24,000-square-foot office building at 3899 North Front Street in Harrisburg. In addition to providing office space for the staff of PNA, MANSI Media and the PNA Foundation, the building included training rooms and multiple board and meeting rooms. 

On October 1, 2022, PNA headquarters moved to 4000 Crums Mill Rd., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA  17112.

PNA Board Presidents 1925 – Present